From: The Small Batches Principle – ACM Queue

The concept of activating the failover procedure on a system that was working perfectly may seem odd, but it is better to discover bugs and other problems in a controlled situation than during an emergency.

This is a shift in cloud native thinking: accepting that there are errors in production and forcing those errors to happen so you can fix them. It’s like avoiding that psychological trap we all get into: if we don’t acknowledge a problem it must not exist and fixes the problem. Computers don’t act that way – you can’t bury a problem – and humans don’t either, really. So, just force the issue, but in small, controlled batches to limit the blast range. Better you control it than something else making the negative effect larger and worse, most likely.

Source: The Small Batches Principle – ACM Queue

From: The British exit and tech: After the shock, uncertainty is the only certainty

In order to exploit being outside the EU, the UK may choose to lower corporation tax – currently at 20%, compared with 33% in France, and 12.5% in Ireland.

This, along with the potential for less regulations and more favorable anti-trust/monopoly treatment seems like one the biggest possible changes in tech with respect to the “Brexit.” However, cutting off easy access to staff (across all of the EU) might confound it all. Who knows, really?

Source: The British exit and tech: After the shock, uncertainty is the only certainty

From: DockerCon 2016: A Summary of Announcements and Key Takeaways

During a media lunch Golub stated that approximately 25% of attendees at the conference had role titles associated with an operations/sysadmin function

What’s interesting here is that it suggests that the Docker community starts with developers, and builds to sysadmins. Which, pretty much, checks out with anecdotes.

Source: DockerCon 2016: A Summary of Announcements and Key Takeaways